It is with sorrow and a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Stephanie Kockerkewych on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at the age of 85 years. A Funeral Service was held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Revelstoke on Saturday afternoon, October 31st, 2009 with Father Andrzej Wasylinko of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vernon officiating. Interment followed in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers were Joe Shamon, Don Hawker, Chad Kocherkewych, Stanley Darland, Jack McKinnon and George Gertzen. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice or to the Revelstoke Hospice Society, Box 3133, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0.
Stephanie was born in Vorociw, Ukraine, immigrated to Canada in 1948 and homesteaded in northern Alberta. The family then moved to northern B.C. and shortly thereafter to the town of Revelstoke of which she has been a resident since 1953. Stephanie has touched the hearts of many and will always be remembered by the table she set whenever anyone was invited in for “just a cup of coffee.”
Stephanie’s beloved husband of 60 years, Nicholas (Nick) predeceased her in 2006. She is survived by her children Orest (Marcelle), Anne, and Rose (Stanley); grandchildren Tanya (Steven), Vanessa (Brad) and Chad (Kristi) and great grandchildren Brooklyn, Violet and Nolan.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers
Funeral Home, Revelstoke.